My advisor received an email from Nova Press if we were interested in publishing to one of their books and I was asked to summarize my dissertation for publication as a book chapter. They didn’t ask for any money explicitly but Wiki search shows that they are not very reliable. Is Nova Press a scam? Has anybody had any prior experience with them?
It is a predatory publisher. Usually they will not ask for money, but the article will not be peer-reviewed, so it's an academic worthless publication, and you will never receive a copy of the book as promised. No academic institutions have these books in their libraries. Nova just sells it for bargain on their website. Avoid spending any minute on that. It's a scam and should be ignored.